Russia and Eurasia

  • In the News

    Russia is prepared to fight harder to keep from losing Ukraine than the West is prepared to fight to get it.

    September 15, 2014, Steven Pifer, Maclean's
  • In the News

    As much as I would like to see deeper nuclear reductions, the Russians are unlikely to agree to a new treaty during the remainder of President Obama’s term.

    September 8, 2014, Steven Pifer, New York Times
  • Interview | CTV

    September 4, 2014, Daniel V. Speckhard

  • Interview | NPR

    September 2, 2014, Steven Pifer

  • Interview | NPR

    August 30, 2014, Steven Pifer

  • Interview | Bloomberg

    August 28, 2014, Steven Pifer

  • In the News

    Obama hasn't made it clear he's willing to escalate if Putin does; that lack of certainty Putin can exploit. If he's not certain we will escalate, for him the risk of escalating is less.

    August 24, 2014, Bruce Jones, USA Today
  • Interview | The WorldPost

    August 18, 2014, Strobe Talbott

  • In the News

    NATO is not going to send troops to Ukraine. We could send military assistance, but we're not going to fight the Russians.

    August 5, 2014, Angela Stent, CNBC
  • In the News

    As the Russians deplete their existing oil fields...they're looking offshore, they're looking up into the north in the Arctic area, the northern parts of Russia — and there's significant potential there. And so they want to bring fields up there online as they draw down and deplete existing fields.

    August 2, 2014, Steven Pifer, National Public Radio

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